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My iPolitics article for this week is about the Calgary flooding - and what else we need to be preparing for.
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Another new uni(di)versity article, this time about surviving university with late-diagnosed ADHD.
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I've been working on a group blog about marginalized identities in post-secondary education, and we just posted this week's first article. Do some reading about making bisexual identities more visible in academic research!
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Okay this is legitimately fantastic. And has totally rekindled my Quora addiction.

(It doesn't say in the description, but the answer is from Justin Trudeau.)
Answer: I can obviously only speak from my own personal experience, but this is a question I have been asked a few times before, so perhaps there is an interest in the particulars of my situation. Fo...
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I think I figured out one of the things that skeezes me out about Google+. Is there any way to make it more difficult for people to find you? It's nice that I can impose restrictive privacy settings on all my posts, but I don't want to know how many strangers out there are adding me on Google+. Somehow I feel like that's what Twitter is for.
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Ya, that function and the Events function are missing from G+. Those are the functions that make FB practical. It's especially frustrating since Circles would make event invites a snap.
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I'm accumulating a list of awesome things to do and see once I get to Victoria. So far the list includes the following:

Victory Barber and Brand
The Whole Beast Artisan Salumeria
Sauce Restaurant
Clive's Classic Lounge
Murchie's Tea & Coffee

What are other indispensable Victoria places and experiences I need to have on my list?
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Noodle Box, somewhere china-townish.

Sooke Potholes.

Also, the store with barbecued ducks hanging in the window makes the best honey buns (called coconut buns in Ottawa Chinatown).

You should also check out Fan Tan Alley itself, and if you like fudge, go for the shop in Market Square.

Tofino is a nice drive, but a bit far from Vic (3-4 hours). Still, it's definitely worth it. Along the way you can check out Coombs (Goats on the Roof) and Cathedral Grove (Big Trees).

If you want to stay on the East Coast of the Island, hit some of the Gulf Islands.
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Jack Layton's taking a temporary leave of absence as leader of the NDP in order to focus on treatment for a "new, non-prostate cancer." Best wishes for Mr. Layton's recovery.

The NDP website looks like it's overwhelmed by traffic right now, but the statement should be available at http://www.ndp.ca/press/jack-laytons-statement when it's back up.
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If Jack Layton died the NDP would do really bad in the next election.
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So ridiculous. It seems like these patents are being granted without consideration of what the patent system is actually for: to compensate inventors who spend time and money in development, and then to share that newly-created idea for the benefit of the public. 
 
You really shouldn't be allowed to patent this: 
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Over at uni(di)versity today, Dayna's writing for us about the challenges of academia for students with invisible disabilities.
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Trying out Google+ again, now that the community's more established. Any tips on things that are more likely to make me stick around? 
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Love this. For so many aid projects, an injection of money may do nothing - or worse, create new problems that are sometimes worse (see food aid to Haiti that's had spectacularly harmful effects on their local food production capacity). There are always unexpected consequences with aid programs, but this one actually looks like it is accomplishing what it set out to do.
The death toll from malaria seems to have responded to a big injection of moneyOF 108 COUNTRIES where malaria is endemic, ten are on track to eliminate the disease in the near future, according to a r...
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Extra-appropriate to be shared on Google+?
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Why is it always affairs with Sam? I barely have enough time for the torrid affairs I currently maintain.
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